The Leadership Pod

[027] 5 Secrets to Difficult Conversations

August 17, 2020 Kara Ronin Season 1 Episode 27
The Leadership Pod
[027] 5 Secrets to Difficult Conversations
Show Notes

Are you curious about how to have a difficult conversation at work? Do you avoid difficult conversations? Do you get daunted at the thought of having an assertive conversation with somebody? 

Most people do. 

However, the ability to have assertive or difficult conversations is critical for emerging leaders. 

In the workplace, people will overstep your boundaries. You will need to make assertive requests. You will need to say “no”. You will need to express your feelings, opinions and wants. These are all difficult conversations.

In this episode, I share with you five secrets to having difficult conversations. These are strategies that have worked for me and have helped me have assertive conversations when I need to. I know they can help you too.

In Episode 27 of The Leadership Pod, “5 Secrets to Having Difficult Conversations”, you’ll learn:

  • Fears that stop you from having difficult conversations such as making up excuses, feeling guilty, or fear of confrontation.
  • Assertiveness is your right!
  • Why you should tackle it sooner rather than later.
  • How to be prepared for your assertive conversation.
  • Ask yourself: what’s more painful?
  • Focus on the positives.
  • You could be helping that person out.

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